West Ham midfielder Dimitri Payet has suddenly become the focus for several top clubs following his imperious performances in the last 12 months.
The Marseille man looked short of takers when he came to West Ham in the summer. After an impressive debut season in the Premier league, he has continued their good form by scoring in France’s opening game at the Euro 2016. His goal at the last minute of the game against Romania helped the hosts secure a 2-1 win. At 29 years of age,Payet may be something of a late bloomer, but that has not prevented interest from several big clubs in the last few weeks.
The player’s agent, though, has placed a stunning £60 million value on the player. He says that only a few clubs in the world could afford this astronomical sum. However, it remains to be seen if any interest in club will pursue the interest, as they will look towards several younger alternatives available at much lower price. The huge sum of money may have effectively sealed his chances of securing a move away from West Ham to a bigger club should he be in the mood. PSG, Manchester City, and Chelsea are thought to be the clubs who have enquired about Payet.
“As far as I am concerned, he’s been happy at West Ham and it’s down to West Ham that he’s in the position that he is in. He’s doing great now for France and to get him now, you’ve got to be talking ridiculous money. But football is football, so you never know. When he first came last year, we hoped for the best with him. We knew that he was a really good player, but I don’t think anyone could really expect what he has gone on to do in the Premier League so far,” said his agent.